SHORT INFORMATION

Maldives Religions

With the exception of Shia members of the Indian trading community, Maldivians are Sunni Muslims; adherence to Islam, the state religion since the twelfth century, is required for citizenship.

Cafes and restaurants

Dine underwater without getting wet

In the Maldives, the all-glass, 12-seat Ithaa restaurant sits 16 feet below sea level, and offers 180-degree views of the stingrays, sharks and snapper fish that swim by.